We create inspirational content that empowers people

Truly great ideas aren’t owned, they have their own energy. Just as they don’t come solely from us, they don’t stay with us. We take a collaborative approach to our work; taking ideas and making them fly by pairing your knowledge of your organisation and audience with our creativity and production expertise.

Our Approach to Video Production

The InkBlot Story

InkBlot Films began life as a video agency in York in 2011. Filming across Yorkshire and beyond, we focus on the people behind your organisation, quickly getting right to the heart of what you do and helping you tell your story in a way that elicits a response.

Our artistic backgrounds shape the way we look at the world, and many of our films step through the looking glass, interpreting your message through an unconventional lens to make it stand out.

We are not constrained by the conventional: why should business imagery be bland? A training video can be as ingenious and engaging as a music promo. There is no right or wrong way to create video for your project. It boils down to knowing your audience, your purpose, your brand and your message.

And when it comes to tech, we’ve got it covered. From storyboards to drone footage, high definition cameras to cutting-edge editing facilities, we have it all, and our dedicated studio and post-production editing suite saves time to make the most of your budget.

We make a difference

Making a difference is a big deal to us. As a York-based studio, we are deeply involved in the local scene, and community projects, youth work and more are particularly close to our hearts. Let’s meet our team:

Jay Sillence

Artistic Director

Jay has learned from the best: learning from tutors who worked on Spitting Image, Aardman Animations and the iconic Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer music video.

Jay takes the lead on all our animation, pre-production, and creative services including storyboarding and conceptualisation. You’ll work most with Jay on complex projects that make the most of our hybrid production model.

As an artist Jay also runs Dr. Sketchy’s York, a burlesque fantasy life drawing class that runs regular fun creative events.

Jay is a big kid at heart as well as a massive film nerd and art lover. He loves sweets, movie soundtracks and regular trips to art galleries 

Murray The Tortoise

Head Of Social Media

Murray is a Hermann’s Tortoise and was rescued by Jay in 2016. We don’t know exactly how old Murray is but we know he’ll outlive us all.

Murray is in charge of InkBlot’s social media and manages the Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram pages. 

Murray breaks for lunch every 23 minutes approximately, in addition to at least 4 full sessions to bask. You won’t always get an immediate response to your messages but rest assured we will always reply to your requests/bookings etc within 1 working day

Dandelion leaves, raspberries, tomatoes and a good bum scratch makes Murray the happiest tort in the world

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